A Sydney business owner has publicly slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison for the country’s vaccine rollout.
James Powditch placed a sign in the window of his shop and studio ‘Roulette’, writing: “Dear Customers, We will be closed for the foreseeable future because Scott Morrison is a useless d***head who only ordered enough vaccine to vaccinate 4% of the population 18 months into a pandemic”.
NSW recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total in the latest outbreak to 130.
The Delta variant of the virus has now spread to other states and territories, sparking a nationwide crisis as restrictions, border closures and lockdowns are reintroduced.
Three capital cities are in COVID-19 lockdown with Perth joining Sydney and Darwin after another confirmed virus case in Sydney’s west.
A four-day stay-at-home order for Perth and the neighbouring Peel region started at midnight, just hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced new measures in the coronavirus battle.
Aged care and quarantine workers will be compelled to get a COVID-19 jab and doctors allowed to give the AstraZeneca shot to under-60s as governments seek to revive the vaccine rollout.
The prime minister met with state and territory leaders for a virtual national cabinet meeting on Monday, as the proportion of fully vaccinated Australians stood at just under five per cent.
Until now, the advice from medical experts has been not to force workers to be vaccinated.